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A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED BRASS MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830: In overall very good+ lightly cleaned original flintlock condition. Turkish made, round-to-round, pin-fastened, .63 caliber, smoothbore, 9 1/2", lightly engraved, iron barrel with a “false” European signature, floral scroll engravings and two spurious London Gunmaker Co. Proof-marks: of typical Ottoman Turkish manufacture. Etched and engraved sidelock Flintlock mechanism with a flat, border-engraved, semi-banana-form lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen, etc. Retains smooth, steel-gray, surfaces with engraved geometric patterns and Crescent Moons: strong mainspring, though does not always hold on full-cocked position. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, hardwood (walnut) fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form with deep relief and incised line carvings. Pronounced bulbous butt and an incised carved forestock with an integral/“false”-ramrod; as is typical of many Turkish Pistols for which the ramrod or “Somma” was carried separately. Very good+ stock with some scattered handling marks, light abrasions and small chips. The wrist with its coarsely embossed, oval wrist-escutcheon and the remaining mounts of classic Ottoman Turkish design with somewhat coarsely embossed details, en suite. The stirrup type butt-cap with a European-inspired, pronounced pommel-cap with deeply embossed martioal-theme borders and a matching finial. The trigger-guard with a coarsely embossed floral finial and bow. Roughly embossed, rifle type/triangular sideplate with both of its sidebolts. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with generally smooth lightly cleaned steel-gray surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching silver-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration and a good touch-hole. Both with sharp geometric and floral engravings of traditional Turkish design. The stock with only some scattered handling marks, 85%+ finish, sharp contours and a fine relief carved floral apron, at the barrel-tang. The brass hardware with smooth surfaces with a light mustard patina and some light wear. A nice example of a good quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830. Overall length, 16". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $1,175.00


A FINE QUALITY BALKAN (ALBANIAN) MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820-1840: In overall very fine untouched original flintlock condition. The round, wire-band and pin-fastened, .65 caliber, Native-made/Turkish?, chiseled and etched, smoothbore, 13", iron barrel with finely chiseled and brass/silver inlayed floral scrolls (at the breech); and the top with a raised integral sighting rib. Of fine quality with a sharp attention to detail, a fine touch-hole and contours. Classic Balkan type, lightly etched and engraved, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog and its round-top-finial jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring, lightly engraved powder-pan-fence and its grooved-faced squared-back frizzen. Of fine quality Ottoman-inspired/Balkan manufacture with sharp contours, fine engraving and 65%+ latent polish finish. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. Slightly out of timing, as will not easily release from full-cocked position. Extensively carved, checkered and wire-inlayed, light colored, walnut fullstock of typical Ottoman/Balkan influenced form with a pronounced bulbous butt and floral/vine scroll relief carving overall. The barrel tang with a deeply relief carved floral scroll, accented with finely checkered borders and silver and brass wire inlays. Of classic Balkan form, as is fitted with its removable “False” wooden ramrod with bullnose tip. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts. Stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and etched and embossed vine and floral scrolls borders: a deeply embossed rounded finial pommel-cap. Matching trigger-guard with acanthus leaf forward finial and a lightly etched bow. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, an openwork rifle-type, triangular sideplate with slightly coarse scroll engraving; and a line engraved, shield-type wrist escutcheon. In overall very fine original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, gunmetal gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration: the barrel with fine quality engravings and brass inlay, on its breech. The lock, en suite with generally smooth steel surface. Very fine stock with light signs of use, only some minor handling marks and 90% finish. The hardware with a fine and untouched, mustard-toned age patina and a fine attention to the etched and embossed details. A high quality and Large Size Balkan Miquelet Holster Pistol, ca. 1820-1840. Overall length, 20".

Price: $1,750.00


A VERY GOOD TURKISH/GREEK BRASS STOCK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810s: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The round, fluted-breech, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 10 1/8", band-fastened, iron barrel with an integral raised sighting rib with an engraved (worn) simulated European signature, on the top of the breech. Original Flintlock mechanism with a flat banana form lockplate with bridled (old brazed repair) powder-pan with a rfefaced frizzen, fine timing and a strong mainspring Retains its original lock components with an untouched, gray patination and some light wear. Traditional, Ottoman/Greek form Brass fullstock with extensively foliate etched and engraved surfaces and a pronunced bulbous pommel with a finely embossed finial. en suite. Retains its original engraved brass trigger-guard with an etched acanthus leaf forward finial. Of very good quality construction and extensively etched & embossed with floral and vine scrolls: several, old repairs, vestiges of Red Coral inlay and numerous brass tack decorations. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel lock and lock with smooth, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, fine pitting and expected wear. Very Good stock with signs of use, scattered handling marks and the noted old repairs. Retains an untouched, lightly toned mustard age patina with dark highlights and extensive vine scroll embossed and engraved surfaces. A very nice example of an All Brass Stock Turkish or Greek Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810s, for similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms". Overall length, 16 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY GOOD+ BALKAN (ALBANIAN) BRASS STOCK MIQUELET RATTAIL PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good+ original “flintlock” condition. The octagonal-to-round, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 13 3/4", iron barrel with an engraved simulated European signature, on the top of the breech and another maker’s mark?, on its left side: of possible Italian manufacture, as frequently the case with better quality Albanian arms. The Miquelet-type lock/mechanism with its integral powder-pan, original grooved-face frizzen and hammer with top jaw & screw. A strong mainspring though slightly out of timing, as the sear can be difficult to release. Retains its original lock components with a smooth steel-gray age-patina with some light wear and salt & pepper. Traditional, Albanian, Brass Rattail fullstock with fully etched and engraved surfaces and a long rattail-form pommel with a pointed finial. Retains its original engraved steel trigger-guard with an etched forward finial and an engraved sheet-brass covered bow. Of very good quality construction and extensively etched & embossed with geometric patterns, floral and vine scrolls with silver pellet accents, on the wrist. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel lock and trigger-guard with smooth, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, fine pitting and wear. Very Good stock with light signs of use and some scattered handling marks. Retains an untouched, lightly toned mustard age patina with dark highlights, in the protected recesses. Brass-tip iron ramrod. A very nice example of this distinct form of Albanian Pistol, ca. 1820, for similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms" & A. Giabi’s”: “Armi Da Fuouco Italiane”. Overall length, 22".

Price: $900.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY MID 20th CENTURY LARGE-SIZE NICKEL-SILVER & BRASS MOUNTED ARABIAN JAMBIYA WITH EMBOSSED AND CHASED SCABBARD, ca. 1950: In overall very good+ near fine, untouched condition with a finely embossed hilt and mounts with engraved sheet-"silver" and brass ornamentation overall. Of very good quality workmanship: the surfaces engraved and chased with embossed adornment. Smooth silver-gray and brass-toned surfaces with some light tarnish. Fitted with its original braided wire decorations and its sheet-steel securing loops. Of classic Arabian form with a sharply curved, "J" shaped, native-made, 14 1/8" x 2 1/2", steel blade with a raised medial ridge and choice smooth surfaces throughout. Engraved along the ridge with a series of geometric patterns, en suite with the brass fittings, on the scabbard. Retains its original cutting edges without significant nicks or abrasions with smooth silver-gray patination and some isolated patches of discoloration and wear. Finely detailed and nicely decorated nickel-silver mounted wooden hilt with six embossed rosettes and engraved surfaces with classic Arabian geometric patterns, en suite with the embossed, nickel-silver portion of the scabbard. Complete throughout and a very good+ near fine example of a classic Large-size Arabian Jambiya/Dagger, ca. 1950. Overall length, 21".

Price: $575.00


A FINE & RARE 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN IVORY BUTT FLINTLOCK KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN w/ ITS ORIGINAL ETCHED SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 46 1/2", .70 caliber, smoothbore, band-fastened barrel with its original decoratively engraved, silvered breech and tang. Notched rear sight. Typical North African (Algerian or Tunisian), molded and carved, hardwood (olive-wood?), Halfstock with a wide and flared, flat, triangular ivory butt adorned with raised and incised line-carvings: with its sheet-steel appliqué/counter-plates -- for the rear saddle-ring. In fine condition with an untouched patina and smooth surfaces, sharp carvings, 90% finish and some light handling marks and tight old hairlines. Complete with its nail-fastened Walrus? Ivory buttplate with some expected minor yellowing and scattered tight hairlines/crazing. Typical N. African sheet-Steel mounts: two (2), nail-fastened, teardrop-shaped sidebolt-escutcheons, a matching "pie-crust" border trigger-plate, two (2) wrought-forged sling-swivels, two (2) sculpted ramrod pipes and a single, line-engraved, steel barrel band. Fine stock with a rich age-patina, much finish and minor handling marks. In its original Flintlock configuration with a nicely sculpted and scroll engraved, flat lockplate. Matching, lightly engraved, reinforced hammer; and in complete and functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Bridled powder-pan, a teardrop-finial frizzen spring and a finely engraved frizzen-back, en suite with the lockplate and hammer. In untouched condition with some scattered light surface discoloration: complete with its original turned trigger. Retains its wooden ramrod with iron tip. In overall fine untouched condition: the barrel with a deep gray age patina, smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting: fine touch hole. Complete with its finely engraved triangular socket type Bayonet. In matching fine condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/wear. The triangular, 8”, steel blade with a flat face and two bottom fullers for its length. The base with lightly scroll engraved should and the lap-welded applied socket with a distinct Damascus pattern twist and ertched surfaces. The top of the socket with an integrally forged fore-sight. In fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and sharp engravings. Bayonet Length, 11”. A very nice and authentic complete example of a famed North African Kabyle with its original Bayonet: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria and Tunisia. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, 60 1/2".

Price: $2,150.00



A FINE QUALITY “SILVER” MOUNTED TURKISH PERCUSSION CONVERTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830/50: In overall very good lightly cleaned condition. Mid-18th century Italian-made, band-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 11", iron barrel with a “L. LAZARINO” maker’s signature, on its breech-top: the signature for the noted “Lazarino” family of 17th-18th Century, Italian, barrel makers. Lightly etched/chiseled, rounded, Italian-made, sidelock (Flintlock) mechanism, en suite with a worn “SCADALA?” maker’s signature with a raised and rounded, banana-form lockplate. Bolster Converted to Percussion, ca. 1850 and retains vestiges of the related “flintlock component” holes, along with its sculpted Percussion hammer with flat beveled surfaces. In mechanically functional order with smooth, steel-gray surfaces with a strong mainspring and good timing. Molded, carved and silver-wire-inlayed, figured, walnut fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form. A pronounced bulbous butt with a long slender grip and the forestock made with a deeply floral embossed silver-sheet/muzzle-band with a sweated, “false” silver ramrod--- typical of many Turkish Firearms. The stock with some scattered handling marks, abrasions, minor chips and retains 75%+ finish with relief carved floral accents, under the forestock and around the barrel-tang. Silver wire inlayed wrist with an embossed silver escutcheon. Of classic Ottoman form with deeply embossed and chased silver mounts with Baroque floral vine scroll decorations: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel-cap and smooth roped borders. A matching silver trigger-guard with an embossed silver trigger, a floral forward finial and a deeply embossed bow. The openwork vine scroll sideplate with embossed floral details and both of its sidebolts: minor crack. Baluster turned “ramrod” pipe with etched finial and the two (2) deeply etched and embossed barrel-bands/capucines of classic Turkish minaret form. In overall very good clean condition and converted from Flintlock to Percussion, ca. 1850. The barrel and lock with matching bright steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration and fine pitting. Very good quality stock with some scattered handling marks, carvings, expected signs of age/use and 75%+ finish. Very fine quality, deeply embossed (in classic Baroque floral-vine-scrolls) silver hardware with chased accents; and some light wear, handling, tarnish and minor damages. A fine quality example of an Ottoman Turkish Percussion Converted Silver Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830/50. Overall length, 17". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $825.00


A FINE ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE HEADHUNTER'S MANDAU SWORD, ca. 1880: In overall fine untouched condition. The 27 1/2", native-made, single edge blade with a pleasing, smooth, untouched, gray patina and choice surfaces with some light patches of wear and discoloration. Retains its original sharp cutting edge with a finely notched and detailed tip of classic Philippine native form. Nicely carved wooden grip with a “T” type carved cross-guard and an untouched dark age-patina with fine carvings. Typical angular profile with a crocodile mouth pommel: adorned with tufts of goats? fur; and retains its original, braided rattan, grip wrap. A very nice example of an original Philippine Native Headhunter's Sword with evidence of use, ca. 1880. Overall length, 38". Similar examples found in the collection of New York’s Natural History Museum; and pictured in G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...”.

Price: $1,175.00


A 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION PERIOD MORO KRIS, ca. 1890s: In overall very good condition and of classic Moro design with a wavy form Damascus blade with simply engraved line decorations. In very good untouched condition with smooth surfaces and fine and sharp cutting edges: some patches of discoloration and surface oxidation. Native-made, 24", large sized, classic kris type, wavy, Damascus pattern, steel blade with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and some patches of staining: of fine quality manufacture with a finely detailed, chased and pierced base. Carved Hardwood grip with much of its polish and smooth light-colored surfaces and its rattan grip-wrap. Retains fine steel surfaces with some discoloration and signs of use. Complete with its original hardwood scabbard with incised and relief carved decorations and rawhide and brass securing straps: several age cracks, minor losses and damages. In overall very good untouched condition. Of fine quality native manufacture with untouched smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. A very nice example of a classic Philippine Insurrection Period Moro Kris, ca. 1890s. Overall length, 29".

Price: $950.00


A FINE 19TH CENTURY AFRICAN MASSAI LION SPEAR, ca. 1880: In overall very good+ to near fine untouched condition. Of typical Massai Lion Spear form with a long, 19 ½”, slightly flared, sword-form, spear blade with wrought forged steel surfaces, some expected minor abrasions, light wear from use and surface oxidation. The short, original, reddish colored, wooden haft fitted with its long and pointed ground-iron with a faceted, diamond form finial. In very good+ near fine untouched condition with choice, lightly patinated wood surfaces with some expected rust stains, at the base of the spear-head and the iron. In very good untouched condition with signs of use and wear. Retains its original, cutting edges and the central portion with a nicely defined medial ridge: of classic Massai “Lion" Spear Form, ca. 1880. For a similar example, please see G. C. Stone. Overall length: approx.. 70".

Price: SOLD


A LATE 19th CENTURY/EARLY 20th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH DECORATIVE SILVER SCABBARD, ca. 1940: In overall near fine untouched condition with an extensively engraved silver (white metal) mounted scabbard and matching engraved mounts. Of typical form with curved, 9", Damascus steel blade with smooth surfaces throughout. Retains 90% polish with a stepped hilt and retaining a lightly toned steel-gray patina with patches of light discoloration and staining. Simply carved, silver mounted wooden hilt with a flared pommel of classic Moroccan form. Extensively engraved with geometric-pattern scroll engravings of classic Moroccan form. Complete with its matching, original, sheet silver covered scabbard with embossed and engraved geometric/floral scrolls, en suite with the hilt and cross-guard. A very nice example of an original Late 19th/Early 20th Century North African (Moroccan) Jambiya dagger with the expected signs of light use. Some minor scattered handling marks and light evidence of cleaning. A classic Dress type Near Eastern Dagger of classic deign, ca. 1940. Overall length, 17".

Price: $300.00


A VERY GOOD 20th CENTURY LEATHER & IRON MOROCCAN “BEEHIVE” POWDER FLASK FOR A KABYLE, ca. 1930: Of typical “beehive” form with a carved, leather covered (minor damages), wooden body with black cotton “Trade Cloth” borders. Untouched lightly oxidized brown-colored surfaces with insect-damage/worm holes, scuffs/tears and handling marks. Extensively adorned overall with 20th century brass-plated iron “Trade tacks” with russet toned patina and moderate surface-rust/oxidation. Nicely carved, oxidized and ivory-toned, bone pouring-spout: retains its braided hemp? suspension cord with frays and minor losses. In overall very good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure and wear. A nice and decorative example of a classic Moroccan “Beehive” Powder Flask, of the type often associated with Kabyle Rifles, ca. 1930. Measures 11" x 5". .

Price: $135.00


A FINE QUALITY EMBOSSED MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, pin-fastened, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/2", lightly engraved, iron barrel with floral scrolls and a plain tang. Deeply etched sidelock Flintlock mechanism with a raised and faceted, banana-form lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen, etc. Retains smooth, gunmetal-gray, untouched, deeply steel surfaces with a strong mainspring: will not always hold on full-cocked position. Molded, carved and wire-inlayed, dark-colored, hardwood, molded and deeply floral relief carved fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form. A pronounced bulbous butt, a long slender and carved forestock and made with a integrally carved, “false”-ramrod, as is typical of many Turkish Pistols. Very good stock with some scattered handling marks, abrasions and minor hairlines and small losses/defects and chips: the wrist and grip with most of its scroll-pattern, wire inlay and its pierced white-metal wrist-escutcheon. Of classic Ottoman Turkish design with deeply embossed and chased Brass mounts: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel and richly embossed borders and finial. Matching trigger-guard with an embossed floral finial and bow. Etched and coarsely engraved, rifle type sideplate and two (2) false ramrod pipes. In overall very good original flintlock condition with generally smooth untouched steel-gray surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching untouched, dark, silver-gray patina with some light patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole: very good engraving. The stock with some scattered handling marks, signs of age/use and 75%+ finish. Fine quality, deeply embossed and chased (in classic Baroque floral vine scrolls), brass hardware with sharp details: untouched surfaces with mustard age-patination and some light wear. A very nice example of a good quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1820. Overall length, 19 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: HOLD


A FINE ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY DYAK HEADHUNTER'S MANDAU & SCABBARD, ca. 1870: In overall fine untouched condition. The 20 1/2", native-made blade with a pleasing, smooth, untouched, gray age patina and choice surfaces with some light patches of wear and discoloration. Adorned overall with numerous brass pellet inlays, of traditional native design. Nicely Carved bone or ivory grip with an untouched yellowed patina and an old age-crack: typical angular profile and missing its grip wrap. Complete with its original wooden scabbard with rattan bindings and some minor damages/loss: retains its suspension-loop and its red cloth-covered secondary scabbard for the missing carving-knife. A very nice example of an original Headhunter's Sword with evidence of use. Overall length, 25". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms..."..

Price: SOLD


A GOOD AFGHAN IRON MOUNTED WOODEN POWDER FLASK FOR A JEZAIL, ca. 1810-1850: Round, leather covered, wooden body with untouched lightly oxidized brown surfaces and some obvious signs of use and wear. Russets iron spout with heavy surface oxidation and sings of hard use: missing its suspension cord (easily replaced). In overall good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure. A nice decorative example of as 19th century Afghan Powder Flask, of the type associated with Jezails, ca. 1800s. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".

Price: $350.00


AN EXCAVATED CHINESE DAGGER W/ RING-TYPE POMMEL, ca. 1800: In overall fine (Excavated) untouched condition. The 9 1/2", Chinese made, spear-point, double-edge, slightly wavy blade with generally smooth gunmetal-gray surfaces. Original, somewhat sharp, cutting edges with several old nicks/abrasions. Untouched dark surfaces with patches of discoloration, pitting and wear: the integrally forged flat rectangular tang, en suite (missing its grip). Classic Chinese form ring-type pommel with its integral hand-forged “loop” for suspension cord? In overall fine untouched (Excavated) condition with evidence of use, wear and internment. A classic example of a 19th century Chinese Dagger, ca. 1800. Retains a deep gunmetal brown patina with dark steel surfaces and evidence of forge-roughness and blackening. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $225.00


A FINE QUALITY FULL SILVER MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1800: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 13 1/2", finely chiseled, iron barrel with deeply etched breech with floral scrolls and a matching tang. Deeply chiseled and finely etched sidelock Flintlock mechanism with a raised and rounded, banana-form lockplate,its matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen, etc. Retains smooth, gunmetal-gray, untouched, deeply chiseled, steel surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. Molded, carved and checkered dark, hardwood (ebony?) fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form: having a pronounced bulbous butt and long slender forestock: made without a ramrod provision, as is typical of Turkish Firearms. Fine stock with some minor handling marks, small abrasions and a nicely checkered wrist. Of classic Ottoman form with deeply embossed and engraved silver mounts: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel and richly embossed borders. Matching silver trigger-guard with an embossed floral finial and an embossed bow and two floral embossed sidebolt escutcheons. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with smooth surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching untouched silver-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration: finely chiseled components with sharp engraving. Fine stock with some scattered handling marks, light signs of age/use and 85%+ finish. Very fine quality, deeply embossed (in classic Baroque vine scrolls) silver hardware with etched details: some light wear. A very fine example of a high quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Silver Mounted Holster Pistol, ca. 1800. Overall length, 20 1/4". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $2,775.00


A VERY GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY INDO-PERSIAN SUIT OF ARMOUR {KULAH-KHUD HELMET & CHAINMAIL JACKET}, ca. 1840: In overall very good untouched condition. The helmet of classic Persian form with a rounded and engraved one-piece bowl and its original centrally mounted spike, on its apex. Complete with its sliding Nasal-Bar/Defense and both of its plume-holders. The edges and back/neck with its chainmail defenses: several old holes and minor tears. In very good untouched condition with scant traces (5%) of its gold Koftgari (Damascening), on the spike and nasal-bar and extensively engraved overall with various Battle images within Arabesque scrolls, geometric patterns and floral motifs: of classic Near-Eastern design. Some expected handling marks, minor dents, abrasions and several old holes/barrel-damage?: possibly from Arrows. Retains an untouched lightly oxidized age-patina with generally smooth surfaces, some light patches of discoloration and minor wear to the engravings. The interior with nicely toned dark russet surfaces and some isolated patches of light pitting/discoloration. Very good, Star-shaped, mail, neck-defense, en suite with sharp contours, some minor losses and fine chainmail links: several old holes/minor tears. Complete with its fine quality brass chainmail jacket/armor. Of very fine quality manufacture and made with innumerable small chainmail links. Retains an untouched deeply mustard-toned age patina with dark silver-gray brass surfaces. In very good untouched condition with some general signs of use and wear: several old holes/tears, at the gussets and full-length sleeves. A classic mid-19th Century Indo-Persian Suit of Armor (Helmet & Chainmail Jacket), ca. 1840. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stones: “Construction & Decoration of Arms…”, pg. 398-399.

Price: SOLD


A FAIR 20TH CENTURY MID-EASTERN "TOURIST-TYPE" FLINTLOCK “PISTOL”, ca. 1950: In overall fair untouched condition (as is). Octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, .62 caliber, 10", iron barrel with coarsely etched wedding-band transition. Of Tourist-type configuration, as not drilled with a touch-hole. The “Flintlock mechanism” with a flat lockplate having coarse contours and no powder-pan provision (free from the lock-mortise, as missing both of its retaining-screws). The neck of the hammer with matching coarse contours and a welded jaw. The “frizzen” with a matching contours and untouched dark surfaces: in "functional" order with a coarsely coiled-wire “mainspring” and made without a functional sear. Of typical, rough, “tourist-type” quality, ca. 1950; and not a firearm, as the barrel’s touch-hole is not drilled-out and there is not a proper breech-plug. Molded and simply carved hardwood fullstock of typical Ottoman influenced form—with a pronounced cane-type butt. Retains 75% finish with numerous small abrasions, stains and chips, at the lock. Plain brass and iron mounts of Near Eastern/Ottoman form: in emulation of early 19th century Turkish/N. African design. The brass butt-cap with a pronounced rounded pommel-cap and an iron lanyard ring. Wrought iron trigger and trigger-guard with simple round and pin-fastened finials with a plain bow: a brass inlay (damaged), on the grip and three iron barrel-bands. Two “false sidebolts” and its iron “ramrod”, en suite. In overall fair untouched condition (as is) and a typical example of a 20th century Near Eastern Flintlock "Tourist Pistol”, ca. 1950. Overall length, 15".

Price: $150.00


A FINE QUALITY TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal-to-round, wire-band-fastened, .67 caliber, smoothbore, 11 1/2", iron barrel with chiseled floral scrolls (lightly worn), a raised sighting rib and an engraved barrel tang, en suite. Etched and engraved Flintlock mechanism with a flat, beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp, untouched, contours, fine engraving and some light wear: the mechanism is frozen and will not release from the “rest” position. Extensively carved walnut fullstock of typical Ottoman form, having a pronounced bulbous butt and extensive floral/vine scroll relief carving overall. Of classic form, Turkish design, as made with an integrally carved, “false”, wooden ramrod. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts: of very good quality and in emulation of European style. The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and etched and embossed vine and floral scrolls. Matching trigger-guard with acanthus leaf finials and a finely etched bow. Two barrel-form “ramrod pipes”, an embossed rifle type triangular sideplate (both side-bolts replaced) and a pierced and etched wrist escutcheon. In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with matching, dark, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. Fine quality, dark colored Turkish walnut fullstock with light signs of use, some handling marks and much finish. The hardware with a fine attention to the etched and embossed details and finely toned brass surfaces with a rich “mustard” age-patina. A very nice example of a nice quality Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1840. Overall length, 18 1/4".

Price: $1,100.00


A FINE QUALITY OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good+ to near fine condition. Of finer than usual grade with a nicely carved walnut fullstock and deeply embossed European style brass mounts. The barrel and lock with nicely chiseled and engraved surfaces: of a quality usually found on better grade Near Eastern Weapons. Smoothbore, .69 caliber, 14", octagonal-to-round chiseled-steel barrel with smooth, steel-gray, lightly toned surfaces. Retains a fine touch hole and an embossed and chiseled breech with sighting-rib: of Western-European style. In very good condition with some wear and generally sharp contours, a very good bore and some minor wear, light scattered discoloration and pitting: slight irregularity at the muzzle-tip. Molded and deeply relief carved, walnut fullstock of fine quality with richly carved rococo floral scrolls around the barrel-tang, along the forestock and around the mounts. Of classic mid-18th century French-influenced form with an elongated grip and a pronounced bulbous butt. Retains 75% finish with some scattered handling marks, minor shrinkage, small chips, tight hairlines and signs of light use. In very good+ condition with sharp contours and fine quality carvings. Lightly engraved, full sidelock, flintlock Mechanism with a flat faceted lockplate and its original matching gooseneck hammer: of classic Western European (French/German) inspired design. In very good+ near fine mechanically functional (no full cock/tumbler-notch worn) with its original lock components and a strong mainspring. The lock with (80%) polish/”bright” finish with some minor discoloration and untouched smooth steel surfaces with a silver-gray patina without significant pitting or wear. Matching barrel with very good+ exterior surfaces: some light wear and scattered pitting. Fine quality engraved and embossed brass mounts with an embossed openwork sideplate a finely embossed stirrup-type butt-cap with a bulbous pommel, two barrel-form ramrod pipes, an openwork shield-type wrist-escutcheon and its brass muzzle-band/capucine (slightly damaged). Complete with its short-type/false Ottoman style, plain, wooden ramrod and its original screws. The trigger-guard with an embossed bow and pointed finials, en suite with the other mounts. A classic example of a Fine Quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1820. Overall Length, 21 1/2".

Price: $1,375.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED EARLY 19TH CENTURY SMALL-SIZE OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS DAG, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Extensively etched, 11", pin and band-fastened, round, "Trumpet-type", smoothbore, Silver Damascened, Persian marked, steel barrel with 1.50 caliber flared muzzle and a .50+ cal. bore. Extensively silver inlayed overall with an etched/inlayed geometric patterns and the integral barrel-tang adorned, en suite. Retains untouched brown-gray surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole. In original flintlock configuration with its flat, Crescent Moon engraved lockplate: a simulated European signature, a bridled powder-pan, matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen. Retains untouched steel surfaces with some expected patches of discoloration and light wear. In mechanically functional order and complete with its original components and both of its sidebolts. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic Turkish Blunderbuss “Dag” form with raised borders around the lock and sideplate; and the butt with a pronounced drop, a deeply fluted comb and a checkered wrist (worn). In very good untouched condition with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 80% finish and some scattered handling marks, wear, abrasions and minor losses/chips, on the right side of the fore-end. Heavy, plain, Brass hardware: the trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a plain stepped bow. The screw-fastened brass buttplate, en suite with a stepped finial, two ramrod pipes—for the “false” wooden ramrod; and the rifle-type sideplate with its original loop and iron suspension-ring. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours and fine quality engraving and silver-damascening. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a fine lock. The stock with sharp contours, 80% finish and the expected signs of use and wear. A nice example of a small sized, original using-type, early 19th Century Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Dag, ca. 1820. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Construction and Decoration of Arms…” . Overall length, 19 1/2".

Price: $2,250.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL LATE 18th/EARLY 19th CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR SWORD, ca. 1780-1820: In overall very good untouched condition with nicely aged and deeply patinated steel surfaces. The native-made “Wootz?” Steel, slightly curved, crescent shaped, 32”, heavy-gauge blade with the expected signs of use, wear, discoloration and light to moderate pitting overall. Traditional Tulwar type Steel & Silver Koftgari inlayed hilt its original, large, disk type pommel with a chiseled steel, Lotus Flower applique. In very good, untouched condition with dark, generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with traces of polish; and en suite with the blade with a nicely sculpted grip and retaining the original tang “peen”. Of very good quality with a fine and tight “blade-fit”, sharp contours, a well-balanced hand-forged Native-made steel blade (noted pitting) and its original cutting edge without evidence of re-sharpening. A very nice -example of a Late 18th/Early 19th century Indian Tulwar Sword, ca. 1780-1820. Overall length, 34”. For similar examples and more information, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”.

Price: $675.00


A FINE 19TH CENTURY JAVAN/MALAYSIAN KRIS, ca. 1890: In overall very fine condition and of classic Kris design with a fine quality, hand forged, Damascus-steel, 11 ½” blade with a distinct “wavy” forge-laminated pattern and generally smooth steel surfaces with fine and sharp cutting edges. Some patches of discoloration and surface oxidation. Of fine quality native-manufacture, with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and some patches of staining. Carved, Highly Figured, Tropical Hardwood grip with 95% polish and smooth surfaces: the base fitted with its gold/vermeil collar, set with faceted clear stones. Matching scabbard, en suite and finely carved with a nicely sculpted flared throat and a slender and tapered tip—of classic Kris form. The blade with fine “watered steel” Damascus pattern surfaces, sharp cutting edges/tip, some scattered discoloration and light signs of use/wear. Complete with its original scabbard with highly figured grain patterning, finely carved/sculpted contours and some minor handling marks, stains and abrasions. In overall fine untouched condition. Of fine quality native manufacture with untouched smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. A very nice example of a classic Javan/Malaysian type Kris, ca. 1890. Overall length, 18 1/2". For a similar example, please see G. C. Stone’s: “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”, pg. 382-394.

Price: $350.00


18TH/19TH CENTURY NEAPALESE KUKRI KNIFE: In overall very good untouched condition. Heavy downward curved forged steel blade with a deeply set tower?-shaped maker's mark. Plain wooden grip with simply carved sides and secured to the blade with a wrought iron ring and a later? wrought iron wire. In overall very good untouched condition. The Kukri was the national knife and the principal weapon of the Gurkas. Overall length, 19".

Price: $150.00


A VERY GOOD MID-19TH CENTURY INDIAN MILITARY-TYPE OFFICER’S FLINTLOCK FUSIL, ca. 1840: The band-fastend, 37 1/4", smoothbore, .69 (Fusil) caliber, European made, steel barrel with a blade-type fore-sight and an unmarked breech: very good touch-hole and the muzzle with some minor irregularity. Dark colored hardwood (walnut?) fullstock with sharp contours and some scattered light handling marks, minor abrasions and signs of use. The face of the buttstock with an Indian “@@1/6295” Military Rack/Unit Marking and an “RZD” marking, forward of the, pin-fastened, sheet-steel trigger-guard. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition with deeply toned, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces to the barrel and a fine stock with much of its finish. The iron mounts, en suite with a matching, untouched patina and generally smooth surfaces. Of typical, somewhat crude, Native made form with nail fastened sheet-steel fittings. Retains a smooth steel-gray patina and some light patches of surface discoloration/pitting: three (3) brazed steel barrel-bands/capucines and missing its ramrod. English-made, “TOWER” marked, Flintlock mechanism with its original gooseneck hammer, bridled iron powder-pan and Indian-made frizzen and frizzen-spring. A strong mainspring and slightly out of timing (will not always hold on cocked position). Good lock with dark, rust-patinated/pitted. Steel surfaces with a deep age-patina and its original components and screws. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. A nice example of a mid-19th century Light weight Indian made Military-type Officer’s Fusil with Unit/Rack marked stock, ca. 1840. Overall length, 53 1/2". For similar examples and additional information on guns of this type, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: $750.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN SILVER MOUNTED (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. The octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 49 1/4", sighted, steel .50 caliber, smoothbore, silver-band-fastened barrel with its original, decorative geometric-pattern & scroll engraved and deeply embossed, silver barrel bands at its rear. Typical North African (Moroccan), molded and simply carved, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, curved, flat, triangular butt with nicely etched/scrimshawed walrus ivory? Strap-type appliqués, on both sides. Adorned overall with embossed and etched silver sheet and silver applique (some minor losses). Retains an untouched age-patina with nicely toned silver surfaces with evidence of an old cleaning. Fine stock with a dark age-patina, some expected shrinkage, old chips, hairlines, wear and scattered handling marks, from use. In its original, “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce configuration with a nicely sculpted gooseneck hammer, its original round-face bolster, powder-pan, frizzen and sliding pan-cover, of classic Snaphaunce configuration. In untouched condition with some scattered pitting/discoloration and surface wear: original sidebolts and mainspring (a weak frizzen-spring, will not hold on “cocked” position). Classic trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve. Untouched steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration, wear and pitting. Complete with its turned and chiseled iron ramrod (frozen in-place) and its trigger-guard with silver sheet applique and a sculpted, decorative, pointed forward finial: retains much (90%) of is embossed & etched sheet-silver applique. In overall very good untouched condition: the barrel with a steel-gray age patina, some discoloration/pitting, light wear and signs of use. The stock with scattered handling marks, minor old chips/abrasions along the forestock/ramrod-channel, several tight hairlines and the expected signs of use -- seen on virtually all original examples of these guns. The iron surfaces with an untouched, steel-gray age-patina with dark highlights, in powder-pan and on the frizzen-face. In very good condition with the expected pitting and rust-staining on the breech and lockplate. Extensively adorned with fine quality, richly embossed, sheet-silver applique and ivory inlay. The barrel-bands/capucines with a finely embossed floral vine scroll decoration overall. Of fine quality and a classic example of a Chief’s-Grade “Using type” Long-gun/Kabyle, ca. 1850. A nice and authentic example of the famed North African Kabyle: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 65".

Price: $2,250.00

A VERY GOOD LATE 19th/EARLY 20th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH DECORATIVE BRASS & SILVER SCABBARD, ca. 1890: In overall very good+ untouched condition with some expected signs of use and light wear. Of typical native Moroccan form with a slender, curved, 9 1/8”, double edge, steel blade. Retains generally smooth, untouched, steel surfaces with rust-staining. Nicely embossed silver mounted light-colored wooden hilt with a nicely detailed pommel and cross-guard. Nicely sculpted, original sheet brass scabbard with embossed and engraved silver mounts and its faceted iron suspension-loop for the braided and decorative (later) suspension-cord. The mounts with traditional geometric/floral scroll embossed surfaces. In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition and nice example of a late 19th/Early 20th century Moroccan Jambiya, ca. 1890. A nice original 19th Century North African dagger with the expected signs of use, wear, period-sharpening and patches of discoloration. Fine mounts and grip with some wear to the embossed details of the mounts. The wooden grip with some light scattered abrasions and wear/signs of use. Overall length, approx. 16".

Price: $450.00


A FINE EDO PERIOD JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK TEPPO, ca. 1780: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Octagonal, 38", watered-steel, pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with straight muzzle, block rear sight and silver fore-sight. Lacquered red-colored mulberry fullstock of typical EDO-period form with fishtail butt; inlayed on the left side of the butt and along the fore-stock with sixteen (16)lightly engraved brass chrysanthemum flowers. A decortive open heart-shaped inlay at the breech end of the ramrod channel. Traditional Japanese snap matchlock mechanism, made without screws and having an exposed brass mainspring and serpentine: brass lockplate and trigger. Made without a trigger-guard. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The barrel with dark surfaces and some scattered pitting. The hardware and lock retain an untouched brown-mustard patina throughout. Fine stock with 85% of its lacquered varnish finish and two minor chips at the fore-end tip. A fine original 18th century Japanese matchlock rifle of high quality construction. Original iron ramrod. Missing the powder-pan cover. Overall length 52".

Price: $2,250.00


A VERY FINE EARLY 20TH CENTURY SOUTH PACIFIC (NEW GUINEA?) WOODEN SHORT-SPEAR, ca. 1920: In overall very fine untouched condition with generally smooth, hand-carved, tropical hardwood surfaces. The 5" x 1 5/8", integral, spear-point tip with nicely sculpted contours, a sharp point and a notched base. Carved haft, en suite with a distinct, hardwood grain pattern and the possible evidence of stone carving: exhibits a roughened appearance without the usual "sharpness" of steel tool-marks. In overall very fine untouched condition with a nice age-patina, smooth wood surfaces and light evidence of use/wear: some minor abrasions, at the spear-tip and the base of the haft. A nice example of a hand-carved South Pacific (New Guinea?) wooden Short-Spear, ca. 1920. Recently acquired from a Connecticut Estate. Overall length, 26". For examples, please see G. C. Stones: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: $275.00


A VERY GOOD & DECORATIVE 20th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH EMBOSSED SILVER SCABBARD, ca. 1920: In overall fine untouched condition. Of traditional Moroccan form with curved, slender, 8 5/8”, double-false-edge, steel blade with smooth “bright” surfaces and light signs of use with evident file marks, from manufacture. Nicely embossed and engraved floral scroll and geometric pattern silver mounts: the pommel with its floral embossed sheet-silver comb and its ball-finial for the blade-peen. Nicely sculpted and contoured, plain, dark, wooden hilt with some minor handling marks hairlines and stains. Original, finely etched and embossed, sheet silver covered, wooden scabbard with extensive floral scroll decorations overall: retains both of its suspension-loops for its (original?) braided, red-colored, suspension-cord with decorative tassels. A nice original early 20th Century North African “Dress-Type” Jambiya/dagger, ca. 1920. In fine untouched condition with light signs of use and wear: nicely curved and finely sculpted tip to the scabbard. Overall length, approx. 15 1/2".

Price: $400.00


ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY AFRICAN ARM KNIFE: In overall very good condition with nice untouched aged surfaces to the spear-shaped native blade. Leather wraped wooden grip and scabbard with leather arm attachment and decorative fringe. Smooth surfaces throughout with some very minor staining to the blade. The scabbard with some damage to its tip.

Price: $100.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED MID-19th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH DECORATIVE EMBOSSED SILVER SCABBARD & POMMEL/MOUNTS, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition with an untouched, European made?, “N.L./LOLL?” signed, double-edge, 9”, slender-form, curved, steel blade with russet tone patination and scattered patches of discoloration and pitting. Retains its original cutting edges without signs of recent sharpening or cleaning; and is fitted with nicely embossed silver mounts with etched floral and geometric designs. Of traditional Moroccan form with smooth silver surfaces: engraved throughout the hilt; and with its original blade “peen”—at the tang. Embossed silver mounted wooden hilt with dark untouched wooden surfaces with some wear and scattered abrasions/minor scuffs. Original, embossed, sheet silver covered, wooden scabbard with etched and engraved scrolls and smooth silver-gray surfaces: later/modern, braided, black cotton, suspension cord. A very nice original mid-19th century North African (Moroccan) Jambiya, ca. 1860 with some expected signs of use and wear. Overall length, approx. 16".

Price: $400.00


AN UNTOUCHED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1820: In overall good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, pin and band fastened, .57 caliber, smoothbore, 8 1/2", iron barrel with deeply etched and gold damascened (worn) Islamic Koranic verses and vine floral scrolls: the muzzle with a slight flare; and a replaced tang screw. Flintlock mechanism with a flat beveled lockplate, its original matching hammer and frizzen: of European manufacture -- for Eastern export with a strong French/Germanic influence to its design. Retains untouched dark steel surfaces with a strong mainspring: slightly out of timing, as the sear will not always release from the "full-cocked" position. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form: having a pronounced bulbous butt and a fine grain pattern: various hairlines, minor losses, handling marks, shrinkage and chipping; missing its fore-end cap with obvious signs of handling and hard use. Of Ottoman make with a strong Western influence of design, as made for a full-length, removable ramrod: missing. Deeply engraved and gold damascened (worn) sideplate, en suite with the barrel. The brass stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and lightly engraved borders (loose). An iron trigger-guard with a long rear finial, an embossed bow and a (missing) urn forward finial. A single barrel-form ramrod pipe with a pointed rear finial: a missing diamond-form wrist escutcheon. In overall good+ untouched original flintlock condition with dark original surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching brown/gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration and pitting: the barrel with some scattered discoloration/fine pitting and the noted wear to the gold-wash. Fair to good stock with various handling marks, shrinkage, signs of age/use, old age-cracks, 70%+ finish and several filled and nailed repairs. Good hardware with simply etched and embossed details: some wear. A nice untouched example of an Ottoman Turkish Flintlock pistol, ca. 1780-1820. Overall length, 15". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $700.00


A VERY GOOD & ORIGINAL 19TH/20TH CENTURY AFRICAN MASSAI KNIFE & SCABBARD, ca. 1890s-1910s: Of Southern African, Massai, form. In overall very good condition with nice surfaces to the blade. Brown, leather wrapped, wooden grip and scabbard. Dates to ca. 1890s-1910s. A medium-size and original African spear-form knife. In overall very good+ condition. The 13" blade retains 90% of its polish and its original sharpened edges. Very good, hand-stitched scabbard with some moderate signs of use and a wire repair at the bottom tip. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: $175.00


A FINE & ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY FIJIAN WOODEN WAR CLUB, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with aged and lightly oxidized smooth, light colored, hardwood surfaces. Of early, hand-carved, native made construction, with coarse tool-marks and "hand-wear", at its grip. The single piece hardwood body with a fine hand-burnished finish with red ochre highlights. Integral and tapered handle with a carved grip-section and a pointed bottom finial/pommel. "Y" form club head with carved and pointed, sharpened tips, a reinforced contact point and a tight old hairline, from use. Of typical South Pacific/Fijian design (please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms...", pg. 184. No. 17) and appears to be carved with stone tools -- as indicated by the coarse tool-marks. In overall fine untouched condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces and some expected handling marks/wear. Adorned, on its sides, with a period carved (in a folkish manner) chip-carvings and with a "South Seas" and "Suva Fiji" marking. The carving of typical mid 19th century Western design; and most likely applied by an American Sailor, as a souvenir... Purported by the consignor to have been part of an Eastern, Massachusetts (New Bedford) Estate. An early, hand-crafted & Rare Fijian War Club, ca. 1850. Overall length, 40".

Price: $1,375.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 19th CENTURY AFRICAN CONGO KNIFE, ca. 1880: In overall fine untouched condition with some minor expected signs of use overall. Of typical form with native-made, 16 1/4", pierced blade with a geometric "punched" design over much its surface. Native-made wooden grip with a coiled brass ribbon wrapping and rough-cut turned pommel: embossed at the base with a geometric pattern. In overall fine untouched condition. The blade without dings or significant blemishes and a sharp original edge. Fine grip with some light signs of use and wear. An interesting and original 19th century African-made Knife, dating to the Colonial Period. Made in the Belgian Congo, ca. 1880. Overall length, 24".

Price: $375.00


A RARE 19TH CENTURY CARVED AND POLYCHROME SOUTH PACIFIC (NEW GUINEA?) BONE DAGGER, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with a hand carved tapered bone pointed dagger blade and a matching chip carved interior. The outer face with painted and carved geometric and anthropomorphic designs. Integral bone pommel, carved in the form a large bird (Kiwi?) and painted, en suite with the blade, with black and red ochre pigments. Of early form, as constructed entirely of bone with a "rough-carved" appearance. An unusual and scarce example of an early to mid 19th century South Pacific carved and painted bone dagger, ca. 1850. In overall fine untouched condition with evidence of use and wear to the high points of the carvings. Some expected light fading/discoloration to the painted surfaces with a fine untouched age patina overall. The inside surfaces with a yellowed bone patina and signs of age and staining. A weapon-type dagger, as made as an elongated point, without a cutting edge. Overall length, 14 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A FINE QUALITY 20TH CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF A CHINESE BRONZE-AGE BRONZE & CARVED JADE SPEAR/TRIDENT POINT FLAG FINIAL: Of very good quality modern manufacture and intentionally made to look like an original example of, ca. 1000 BC. The cast and embossed bronze body with an integral cylindrical socket and trident-form spear-point finial. The central section of the body with a circular aperture set with a carved jade medallion: its borders with a series of "paste" lapis lazuli cabochon stones. A cast and an open-mouth socket, for a cylindrical pole/haft: the top with a matching carved jade insert, en suite with the central medallion. In overall fine+ condition, as is: made to look like an excavated find. A quality reproduction of bronze & jade Chinese spear-point finial, ca. 1980. Retains a fine artificially aged verdigris patina with evident surface oxidation, simulated wear and some minor "damage"/casting imperfections. A well crafted piece of decorative Chinese bronze and jade. Overall length, 12 1/2"..

Price: SOLD


ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY FILIPINO? WATERED STEEL SPEAR, ca. 1880: In overall fine condition with nice untouched aged surfaces to the hand-forged, 9 1/2", watered steel/Damascus, leaf-form spear head with sharp contours and cutting edges. Of typical Indonesian/Javanese design. Mounted on a later, 20th century, wooden haft with a braided rawhide band at its top. A very nice example of an authenic, late 19th century, Native-made, South Pacific, Watered Steel Spear. These highly prized spears were used by their owners for hunting wild hogs and as a weapon during War. Overall length approx 80".

Price: SOLD


A 20TH CENTURY "TOURIST" TYPE SOUTH PACIFIC (MALAYSIA) KNIFE & SCABBARD, ca. 1950-1970s: In overall very fine condition. Of traditional native-made design with a 9", single edge, etched and engraved, polished, steel blade with a "clip" type point and various Buddhist-theme engraved designs (a seated Buddha, temple, etc.) Retains generally smooth steel-gray surfaces with 90% polish, its original sharp cutting edge and some light patches of surfaces oxidation. Carved and coarsely engraved dark, horn grip with a flared and pointed finial. Complete with its original two-pieced, dark, hardwood scabbard with two sheet-steel securing loops and numerous "white metal" pellet inlays, in floral and geometric configurations. The scabbard with some minor cracks and handling marks. In overall very fine condition and typical of most "tourist grade" knives with coarse engraving to the blade and grip. Overall length, 21".

Price: SOLD


A 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE BARONG, ca. 1880s: In overall very good condition with smooth surfaces and fine and sharp cutting edges. The native-made, 16 3/4", large sized, classic Barong blade with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and some old staining. Carved Hardwood grip with a silver ferrule and a poorly repaired crack across its length. Retains much of its polish with a fine steel surfaces, some minor discoloration and a fair grip. Complete with its original hardwood scabbard with incised and relief carved decorations and rawhide and brass securing straps: several age cracks, minor losses and damages. In overall very good condition. Of good quality native manufacture with untouched smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. A very nice example of a Philippine Insurrection Period Barong, ca. 1880s. Overall length, 23 1/4".

Price: SOLD


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